Thinking of going paddleboarding in Wales?
Wales is an incredible spot with plenty of hidden gems and an abundance of nature at every corner you turn. Home to a dramatic coastline and tons of stretches of inland water makes it the perfect place to grab your paddleboard and spend the day out on the water. Not what you think of when you think of Wales? Well, think again. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing paddle around the coast or a more adventurous inland route, there are incredible spots all across the country that are perfect for paddle boarding.
Here are our top 5 places to go paddleboarding in Wales.
If you’re looking at buying a paddleboard discover our range of SUPs here.
This stunning bay on the Llyn Peninsula is one of the most popular spots in Wales and it’s easy to see why. With its crystal clear waters and views of the Snowdonia mountain range, it’s no wonder why so many people choose here. If you’re looking for a more relaxed paddle around the coast, this is the place for you.
Hoping to take your paddleboarding skills up a notch? Bala Lake, with the Welsh name Llyn Tegid, is located in North Wales and has some challenging currents and winds that will test any experienced paddler. There are plenty of bays and islands dotted across the lake that make for great stops if you want to explore some of the surrounding wildlife or grab lunch before heading back out on your board!
The Menai Straits
This body of water between Anglesey Island and mainland Wales is renowned for its beautiful scenery and strong currents. It’s definitely not one for beginners as there can be some tricky sections but if you’ve had some practice out on your board and are looking for a slightly more challenging spot then The Menai Straits are the paddleboarding spot in Wales for you. Make sure to keep your eyes peeled for seals who often like to pop up alongside a paddleboard.
Cardiff Bay is amazing if you’re looking for a unique perspective of Cardiff and a spot that’s far closer to home (if you live in and around Cardiff that is). The coastal spot has plenty of small bays that are perfect if you’re just getting started or fancy a leisurely paddle on the weekend. The area also has plenty of restaurants and bars so it’s ideal if you’re looking to make a day out of it.
Last but certainly not least is Swansea Bay – a beautiful spot on the South Coast of Wales with plenty of coves and islands waiting to be explored by paddleboarders and explorers from all over. Keep an eye out for dolphins who sometimes make an appearance here too for a truly epic experience.
If you’re looking for a paddleboarding adventure this year then Wales has really is the spot to visit this year. With so many unique spots perfect for stand-up paddleboarding, what better way to spend your weekend than exploring one (or more!) of these incredible locations? So, what are you waiting for? Grab your paddleboard today and let’s go and make some memories.